Ready to Strike May 15

 24-Hour Work Stoppage Calls for School District to Respect Front Line Student Support Staff Bus Drivers, Cafeteria Workers, Special Education Assistants, Custodians and other school workers at LAUSD have set May 15 for a 24-hour strike to protest the school district’s unfair labor practices and demand that LAUSD respect workers who provide front line student [...]

By | 2018-05-07T20:13:00+00:00 May 6th, 2018|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Know Your Rights When Striking

As we move forward with plans to strike at LAUSD , I know that some of you may have questions or concerns about your rights and protections. Be assured that our union is complying with all of our legal obligations to provide the greatest possible protection for striking workers. We know the District is feeling [...]

By | 2018-05-03T18:02:59+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Now that we’ve authorized our bargaining team to call for a strike, what’s next?

Our bargaining team will continue in negotiations. Our goal is not to strike but to reach a fair agreement. Our next bargaining session is on April 30 and we hope to make progress. While many members have expressed an eagerness to strike, it’s important that we follow all of the legal steps. Although strikes are [...]

By | 2018-04-30T16:05:58+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

The pressure is on! State legislators urge LAUSD to negotiate in good faith to “avert a strike”

As SEIU Local 99 members continue voting to authorize a strike this week, our efforts are getting a boost from elected officials. California Senate Leader Kevin de Leon, California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Assembly Member Mike Gipson and the CA Black Legislative Caucus all sent letters to LAUSD Board Members telling them they support our [...]

By | 2018-03-14T12:09:58+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Who’s Got the Power? We’ve Got the Power! Members Make a Powerful Statement Outside LAUSD Board Meeting

Video not playing? See it on Facebook. On Tuesday, December 12, hundreds of SEIU Local 99 members showed up in force outside a scheduled LAUSD Board Meeting to send board members a message loud and clear: Negotiate in good faith with us, respect us, recognize the value of our work, do good by our students, [...]

By | 2017-12-14T20:08:56+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Together We Rise: Join our Labor Day March and Rally

As strong union members, we have the power to raise wages, fight back against cuts to staffing and work hours, demand respect for our work, and improve student services. We’re currently in contract negotiations with LAUSD. Let’s show our Union Strength to beat back cuts, protect and expand good jobs, and win the strong contract [...]

By | 2017-08-24T11:05:57+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Deep cleaning is a deep challenge for L.A. Unified

Thanks to SEIU Local 99 members our schools are polished today as students go back to school. But the real issue is keeping schools clean throughout the school year. Read this L.A. Times article that features Local 99 President Conrado Guerrero and Custodian and Bargaining Team Member Edna Logan talking about how LAUSD needs to address workloads and staffing. It’s one of the issues we’re currently bargaining in our contract.

By | 2017-08-15T17:22:41+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

LAUSD Director of Labor Relations and Chief Negotiator Walks a Day in a Custodian’s Shoes

LAUSD Director of Labor Relations and Chief Negotiator Walks a Day in a Custodian's Shoes SEIU Local 99 commends LAUSD Director of Labor Relations and Chief Negotiator Najeeb Khoury for going through with the challenge of walking a day in our shoes. For his July 28 'walk', he joined Edna Logan—a custodian at Esteban [...]

By | 2017-08-10T11:23:21+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|

We push for more Special Ed hours and then LAUSD proposes cuts? Really?

  SEIU Local 99’s LAUSD Bargaining Team is currently in contract negotiations with the District. In addition to wages and benefits, we’re pushing for better staffing and more services for the children with special needs that we serve. So just when we’re telling the district we need more hours and more positions, they retaliated and [...]

By | 2017-08-04T12:27:49+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Bargaining Updates, Lifting Our Schools Blog|

Procurement Workers Stand up and Set an Example for Us All

When LAUSD Procurement Workers picketed outside the Procurement Services Center last Thursday against the District’s insensitive and unfair Z time policy, they set the example of what all 30,000 of us—the classified school employees of LAUSD—need to do to win the contract we deserve, and have the kind of schools our communities deserve. [...]

By | 2017-07-06T17:08:42+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Lifting Our Schools Blog|
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